The Adelaide Fringe Festival, a world-renowned annual arts festival that celebrates culture, place, and artists from across the globe, is back with a bang in 2024. The festival, which runs from 16 February to 17 March, is set to take over the beautiful city of Adelaide, South Australia. This year’s event will feature more than 1300 shows, including 703 South Australian acts, performed in more than 500 venues right across the state.
The festival, now in its 60th year, is a destination for culture seekers in search of a hive of activity. The 2024 program includes an ‘art gallery under the stars’ in the Botanic Garden, an immersive and cinematic Pink Floyd Experience, special DJ sets of Beatles and Fleetwood Mac remixes, cabaret treats, and the return of circus hit Limbo. The festival’s innovative and inclusive approach as an open-access arts festival has made it a hub for emerging talent, as well as a destination for established artists from around the world.
Among the audiences at Adelaide Fringe are hundreds of industry professionals from around the world, scouting for shows to book for future touring. This makes Adelaide Fringe a thriving marketplace for artists as well as a public-facing festival. Adelaide Fringe’s popularity has led to significant growth in ticket sales year-on-year, making it Australia’s biggest arts festival and a must-visit destination for travellers seeking out cultural experiences.
Adelaide Fringe is a not-for-profit organisation that celebrates diversity and encourages social cohesion through cultural exchange. It brings people together and provides a platform for artists to share their unique perspectives with a global audience. The festival also acknowledges and embraces the significance and diversity of First Nations People’s contributions in the Fringe and in the greater arts community.
The official 2024 Adelaide Fringe Guide is now available, ensuring your Fringe season is jam-packed full of surprises. From the weird to the wonderful, there truly is something for everyone at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. So, mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Fringe.